Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Tuvalu instead of United States, you would:
live 12.2 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
be 42.5% more likely to be obese
In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.
make 92.7% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $4,400 as of 2020.
be 74.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.
have 84.9% more children
In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tuvalu, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 28.9 children do as of 2022.
be 46.2% less likely to have internet access
In United States, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tuvalu, about 49.0% do as of 2019.
spend 42.9% more on healthcare
United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tuvalu, that number is 24.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 99.9% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Tuvalu: At a glance
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